Three factors have consistently been cited as big contributors to the estimated $1 billion deficit the state will face in fiscal year 2016 and some lawmakers are urging action on the one they actually control — tax cuts from a three year-old economic stimulus bill.Read More »
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will once again take on a big-name Washington, D.C....
To improve the outcomes for Arizona children who are wards of the state, Senate President Andy Biggs...
Two lawmakers who represent eight Indian tribes aren’t standing with tribal leaders who see a Goldwa...
Technology’s rapid advances in the past decade haven’t bypassed lawmakers and public officials, and ...
Amid perceptions that Gov. Doug Ducey favors charter schools over traditional public schools, a fled...
The Attorney General last week asked the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to moot the state’s appea...
As current Speaker of the House David Gowan and former Speaker Andy Tobin stood on the steps of the ...
House Democrats in their leadership meeting on Thursday chose Rep. Eric Meyer of Paradise Valley as their new leader, replacing the outgoing minority leader, Rep. Chad Campbell of Phoenix. Meyer is in his fourth term at the Legislature, and hails from the Republican-leaning Legislative District 28.Read More »
After successfully defending seats in crucial races, Republicans today met behind closed doors to pick next year’s Senate leaders.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers won’t be receiving a pay increase, as Proposition 304, which would have increased lawmakers’ salary to $35,000 annually from $24,000, was soundly defeated.Read More »
Opponents of the targeted tax credits and incentives that have become increasingly popular at the Capitol are hoping the bankruptcy of a company that was slated to receive massive tax breaks under a 2014 bill will make lawmakers think twice in the future.Read More »
An attorney for state lawmakers made a last-ditch effort Friday to get a judge to reject a bid by schools for more than $1 billion in missed state aid, saying it's the only fair thing to do.Read More »
Although all 90 seats in the Arizona Legislature are up for election Nov. 4, in reality, the partisan makeup of the Legislature isn’t likely to change much. Only a handful of legislative races are actually competitive.Read More »
Former lawmaker David Burnell Smith, who narrowly lost a bid for the Arizona House of Representative in August, passed away at his Scottsdale home on Friday afternoon. According to Karla Carlock at Burnell Smith’s Scottsdale law office, the former Representative ...Read More »
One night in 2008, the Arizona Senate became the backdrop of a showdown over a referral to prohibit same-sex marriage — the same law that was struck down by a federal district court this month.Read More »
The grandiose rhetoric of Proposition 122 doesn’t match its actual language. The measure seeks to restrict the use of state resources to enforce federal laws deemed unconstitutional. But it appears to authorize lawmakers and voters to do only what can be done already.Read More »